Charleszine "Terry" Nelson

July Bethune Sweetheart 2015

Charleszine “Terry” Nelson is the special collection and community resource manager for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. With 30 years of Library experience, Nelson has been a bookmobile librarian, manager of the library film center, a reference and humanities librarian, and was the manager of Volunteer Services for the Denver Public Library. She is also the co-author (with Bonnie F. McCune) of Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Libraries, which has become a valuable manual for managers of volunteer programs throughout the nation. Born and raised in Denver, Nelson attended Manual High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master’s degree in Information Technology and Library Science from Emporia State College. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. Nelson also sits on the Board of Directors for the Five Points Business District and sits as Vice Chair of the MLK, Jr. Colorado Holiday Committee.

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